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of defeat. we are in kabul, afghanistan, good morning to you, atia. is secretary pa at the time in panetta sounding very upbeat here? >> reporter: it sound that way. he did speak to reporters saying al qaeda was -- the strategic defeat of al qaeda was within reach. he talked about finding the treasure-trove of information in the compound. that bin laden was hiding out there. including 10 to 20 names of key leaders of al qaeda, whether they be in yemen, somalia, pakistan or north and central africa. but on this trip in afghanistan panetta is expected to meet with his counterpart, the defense ministry in afghanistan, and he is also expected to have a press conference with the afghan president, hamid karzai. aside from that, the most important part of the visit is talking to the u.s. commanders on the ground here in afghanistan, talking to the u.s. servicemen and women as well who are fighting the fight within the country. right now the strategic time within the war and afghanistan, the president announced the withdrawal plan by the end of this year. 10,000 americans are supposed to leave the
, is in afghanistan. pinetta flew into the capital, kabul, and he told reporters on the plane there that al qaeda is on the verge of defeat. the u.s. captured important information about the terrorist group from osama bin laden's compound in may. now is the moment to go after cloudy. we'll have a live report from afghanistan coming up in our next half hour for you. >>> casey anthony making a surprising move just eight days before her release from a florida jail. the 25-year-old was acquitted of murder charges earlier this week. she was convicted of lying to police in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, caylee, back in 2008. let's go live to orlando, nbc's lila luciana. what happened in jail? >> good morning, alex. well, we've heard reports that casey anthony has declined a request for a visit by her mother, cindy anthony. she has not spoken to her family since 2008 while caylee was still missing following her attorney's consents, and she said she did not want to see her mother. cindy anthony had also requested so see her before the trial, but she declined. we don't know where she'll go once she
presidential museum in grand rapids, michigan. >>> we turn overseas, now, and to afghanistan. where there were bold words were delivered by president obama's new defense secretary, leon panetta. on his first trip to afghan stay, about al qaeda, he said, i think we have them on the run. and that victory is, quote, within reach. abc's david kerley is in washington. >> reporter: having succeeded after nine, long years in the hunt for osama bin laden, the new defense secretary boldly says the u.s. is on the verge of defeating al qaeda. >> i think we have them on the run. >> reporter: but speaking to reporters on his way to afghanistan, panetta said timing is critical. >> i think now is the moment to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> reporter: here's why. with the killing of bin laden, u.s. forces recovered a treasure trove of intelligence. panetta revealed today they have been able to identify 10 to 20 al qaeda leaders who are based in 4 countries. >> if we can go after them, i thi
in afghanistan today. he says since killing osama bin laden the u.s. has al qaeda in his words on the run. his first trip to the war zone comes during his first full week on the job. >>> the dalai lama is in washington, d.c. today, beginning a ten-day spiritual ritual with thousands gathered on the west lawn of the u.s. capital. the leader of tibetan buddhism said the journey to world peace starts with individual peace of mind. >> try to create calm mind, peaceful mind and that creates our own community. that's the way to change society. >> the chinese government is taking a dim view of the dalai lama's visit to washington. it dismissed him as a political exile engaging in tibetan separatist activities under the guise of religion. >>> the final edition of the news of the world is due out in a few hours from now. rupert murdoch is expected to arrive in london to deal with the hacking scandal that forced the paper to shut down. journalists are accused of illegally tapping into the voice mails of crime victims and bribing police. >>> across america, people are remembering betty ford for her resil
. victory over al qaeda is within reach. leon panetta touched down in cab kabul, afghanistan today. panetta is in afghanistan talks with president hamid karzai before the u.s. turns over security to afghan security forces. >>> a man described as a world messenger for peace, facundo cabral was gunned down in guatemala. guatemala's president's offices vows that cabral's killer will be brought to justice. >>> the last issue of the news of the world hits newsstands this afternoon. reporters may have hacked the voicemail boxes of thousands of people while chasing stories. >>> casey anthony will be free a week from tomorrow. but there are further signs her relationship with her mother may be fractured. a florida correctional official says casey refused to let her mother visit her in the orange county jail last night. anthony who was acquitted of murdering her little girl was sentenced to four years for lying to police, but she was given credit for time served. >>> last flight for the space shuttle "atlantis" busy checking for any signs of damage before it -- a beautiful launch yesterday. >>> inte
. >> secretary of defense making a trip to afghanistan and telling the world that al-qaida is on the verge of defeat. the most optmistic prediction of the u.s. leader yet saying the u.s. can eliminate and capture leaders in pakistan and yemen. >> i think we have them on the run. i think now is the moment. now is the moment following what happened with what happened to bin laden to put maximum pressure on them because, i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can cripple al-qaida as a threat to this country. >> and the secretary's schedule in afghanistan is packed and first the meeting with the top u.s. commander general petraeus here and holding a face to face with afghan hamid karzai. they want to with draw 23,000 troops. >> david piper is on the phone from kabul. >> the newly appointed defense secretary arrive went straight in the talks with afghan president karzai and he said the draw down of u.s. troops. he hopes to drive the taliban to peace talks in that period so there can be a reconcilation in this country and the defense secretary w upbeat about killing out al-qaida.
personal struggles. >>> the new secretary of defense in afghanistan with a striking new assessment of al qaeda. >>> final edition for a tabloid caught up in its own scandal. is there more to come? >>> and royal treatment. will and kate bring their charming style to the u.s. carrying on a long family tradition. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. betty ford, a former dancer, stay-at-home mom of four, and wife of a michigan congressman, never could have imaged the strange circumstances that in 1974 would land her and her husband, gerald ford, into the white house, but for a role she was unprepared for, first lady of the united states, she made a lot of it and changed thousands if not millions of lives in the process. betty ford died last night in california at the age of 93. she was known for speaking her mind, even when it didn't jive with her husband's political agenda, but she is best remembered for putting a public face to some awfully personal struggles and inspiring americans, particularly women, in ways no other first lady had. >>> at the ford museum in g
have expanded radically with involvement in afghanistan and iraq. as we will hear, the u.s. as crated a police force in iraq that may number as many as 400,000 personnel. the goal of the u.s.-led nato training effort is at 157,000 police and the cost of this training program to the u.s. alone is about $1 billion per month. today, police assistance programs in the government are in multibillion-dollar effort led by the departments of defense and the department state but involving a number of other federal agencies. as programs have grown in size and cost, they also grow in kind. as you saw from the exhibition here on the screen, policing around the world is heavily impacted by history, culture, legal systems, and level of development. police forces differ markedly, so do they differ by agency and the country in which they work in. today, we have assembled a panel of very distinguished experts to discuss the various approaches that the u.s. government takes towards police training in foreign countries. you have the bad reviews for our speakers, so i will not do that. the speakers will c
walsh, cnn, afghanistan. >>> top of the news this hour, a one new nation in the world, two big celebrations marking independence day. this is the flag of the now independent nation of south sudan, rising for the first time over the capital city of juba. the country is officially separate today after five decades of on and off civil war with the mostly muslim north. the same flag rising today in washington, d.c. over the new embassy of south sudan. >>> the man who won this year's dancing with the stars, well, he may have waltzed himself right into trouble with the dui ticket in atlanta earlier today. hines ward who is a star receiver for the nfl pittsburgh steelers, posted a $1,000 bond. his mug shot taken of him at the dekalb county jail. >>> royal couple will and kate are in california. they're being greeted by celebrities and local politicians. california's first couple gave the couple an ipad 2 loaded with california themed songs and movies. prince william is set to play polo this afternoon in santa barbara. >>> in washington, d.c., a call for peace from the dalai lama, the
at the white house. >> heather: defense secretary leon panetta traveling to afghanistan. he says that the u.s. is targeting up to 20 key leaders of the al-qaeda based on information gathered during that raid on osama bin laden's compound in pakistan and terror group is now within reach. david is live from kabul, afghanistan. >> reporter: the duly appointed defense secretary arrived here a few hours ago to find out for himself the situation on the ground here. he has brief talks with military officials including david petraeus and then he went straight into a meeting with the afghan president hamid karzai. their discussions included the transition of nato held areas of afghan control starting in july but also the drawdown of u.s. troops over the next year. he says he hopes to drive the taliban into peace talks over that period. he also said he was upbeat about prospects of defeating al-qaeda if they can capture and kill remaining leaders. >> i would say somewhere around 10 to 20 key leaders, between pakistan, yemen, so somalia and north africa, if we can go after them, i think we really can
into the fight for afghanistan today. he landed there hours ago promising to take the fight to al qaeda. he says since killing osama bin laden, quote, we have them on the run, end quote. panetta says by applying maximum pressure, we can cripple al qaeda as a threat to this country. >>> the dalai lama is in washington, d.c. today beginning a ten-day spiritual ritual. with thousands gathered on the west lawn of the u.s. capitol, the leader of the tibetan buddhism discussed the importance of individual peace of mind and offered a personal perspective. >> i lost my own freedom at the age of 16. then i lost my own country. a lot of difficulties and a lot of responsibilities. however, i think comparatively, i can sustain peace of mind. >> the chinese government is taking a dim view of the dalai lama's visit to the nation's capital. it dismissed him as a political exile engaging in tibetan separatist activities under the guise of religion. >>> and now off to london where the skandized "news of the world" tabloid is getting ready to shut its doors for good. the final edition of the best-selling tabloid
whose name means victorious died in afghanistan. 36-year-old army sergeant the fourth was killed tuesday in a fire fight. he joined the marines straight out of high school in campbell and later joined the army and served 16 years in the military. friends say he was due home in a few months. he leaves behind a whiff and two sons. >> after decades of trouble and intense international pressure. an underdog region will achieve something few movements ever achieve. independence. and in san jose tonight, those known as the lost boys in the 1980s who escaped the atrocities of civil war in sudan have reason to celebrate. don knapp on independence day for the world's newest country. >> dancers here in san jose celebrate a historic day. the creation of a new nation of south sudan. it is essentially a line in the desert sand that promises peace and an end to the civil wars that killed 2 1/2 million. >> i love many of my family members. >> wars that led to the lost boys of sedan who fled to avoid -- by marching thousands of miles to other countries. gabriel was just six at the time. >> somethin
. >>> the united states is close to defeating al qaeda, making that statement today on his trip to afghanistan as defense secretary. he met with hamid karzai in kabul. he said the death of osama bin laden has helped generate new information about other al qaeda leaders. . >>> the news of the world is signing off tomorrow with one final headline -- thank you and good-bye. the final edition of the british tabloid will pay tribute to the many scoops over the paper's 68-year history. rupert murdoch ordered the paper closed this week after a phone-hacking scandal exploded. murdoch is scheduled to fly to london tomorrow to deal with the growing police investigation there. reporters and vetters are accused of hacking into the phones of celebrities, the royal family, murder victims, even dead british soldiers. >> these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper, is simply disgusting. >> some british leaders called for other tabloids in london to be investigated. there are reports that rupert murdoch's son james could be facing charges in the case as wel
at at&t park. >>> a bay area soldier was killed while serving in afghanistan. sergeant a sergeant of san jose died tuesday when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two chin. he received numerous medals. he was 36 years old. >> a funeral will take place in southern california for former first lady betty ford. she died five and a half years after the death of her husband. many admired her including her support of abortion rights. she suffered with arthritis and along with adistinctions to prescription drugs and alcohol. betty ford was 93 years old. she will be buried beside president ford in michigan. >>> a fresh round of dismal unemployment numbers. country's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% and added only 18,000 jobs. that is the fewest in nine months. president obama addressed the disappointing report from the white house. he says the global downturn and refusal to raise the debt ceiling are part to blame. >> problems in greece and europe over uncertainty whether the debt limited here in the united states will be raised have also made businesses hes
defense secretary. leon panetta in afghanistan. this is his first trip since taking the top military position. david cotter is live in stan tan with the latest. >> newly appointed defense secretary arrive in kabul a short time ago. he was met by military leaderships including, general petraeus. he was upbeat about prospects of defeating al-qaida and said the u.s. was within reach of strategically defeating them. the strategy for doing this is military operations and capturing or killing fewer than 20 of the terror group's leader here in stan tan and north africa. i think now we have them on the moment and now is the moment. if we continue this effort we can cripple al-qaida. his upbeat assessment comes as stan tan prepares for a gradual draw down. according to a u.s. official. panetta will hold talks with karzai during his visit. they will discuss the transition of nato held areas for afghan control in midjuly. they will further include u.s. troops open next year. panetta also said he hopes the taliban will be on the run. it is key they keep up the pressure now. >>> and panetta also
. secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan the first time since taking over for the pentagon and saying the defeat of al-qaeda is now within rea rea reach. >> jamie: and this is a fox news alert. we have brand new video to he show you of the latest rounds of arrest in syria, anti-government protesters taken into custody for showing support over the u.s. ambassador's trip to the region. syrian officials are said to be furious over ambassador robert ford's unannounced visit there, meanwhile, we're getting chilling new details from defected syrian soldiers and they say they were ordered to shoot and killed unarmed syrians, rina ninen in jerusalem for us, rina? >> hi, jamie, we've been waiting to see what happened to syria, following the visit of the u.s. ambassador to syria. and take a look at the new video uploaded a short time ago to a syrian opposition website, shows people being arrested and even fired at. the video claims to have been shot in hamma, syrian commandos reportedly showed the security forces they're fighting terrorists and ordered them to fire into the protesters even afte
learning that he was killed during insurgent attack in afghanistan. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live with more on the soldier. >> reporter: well, jessica, nicanor amper graduated from this high school in 1994. it wasn't long afterer that tha he began his military career. he started as a marine rifleman in october 1995. and then transferred to the army ten years later. the 36-year-old army sergeant was assigned to ft. knox when he got deployed to combat. he was working as a cavalry scout with his troop in the district near kost, afghanistan, when a group of insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. he died on tuesday, july 5th. a memorial service is scheduled for him at ft. knox in kentucky on tuesday. and his family is planning to travel from the bay area to attend it. now we spoke to his father nicanor amper iii. he said his family is far too emotionally devastated to really talk about this tragic loss. he did say though that they are planning to have a funeral service for him when they return from ft. knox. they're not sure when it will be. they haven't had a ch
from afghanistan. >> i take a moment of my day to invite you on november 18, with yours truly, from new jersey, take a second, think about it and get back to me. molly: sergeant scott moore from the manies posted this video over 46,000 people have watched it so far and still no word on her response. >> she is cool, and beside being gorgeous on a 70's show and she made a really good movie. sorry i brought it up i can't remember the movie. molly: "black swan." >> she is funny with a huge bit of talent. >> maybe it will come true. >>dave: and now, in sports, from china, ming has decided to call it quits retiring after nine seasons. ming has been plagued by injuries and missed 250 games. and 9-time all star because china can vote, but he would still be six or seven time all star, and ming will hold a news conference in shanghai later this month to discuss his future plans. he changed the game bringing it to china. and more news of the troubled ohio state football program. the buckeyes were 12-1 last season but they decided to vacate all of their wins including the sugar land bowl in hopes t
landed in afghanistan a short time ago. this is his first visit to the war zone as the nation's top military boss. panetta's trip points to the importance of afghanistan, especially with the troop drawdown beginning this month. panetta says the u.s. is within reach of defeating al qaeda altogether, saying, quote, we have them on the run. >>> in washington, a call for peace from dalai lama. the tibetan spiritual leader is speaking at this hour, right now, at an event called a talk for world peace. it is being held on the lawn of the u.s. capitol. >> try to create calm mind, peaceful mind. and then that creates within our own fabric, within our own community. that's the way to change society. >> spreading peace through change. the dalai lama is on an 11-day trip to washington. he then heads to chicago for two more speaking engagements. >>> "atlantis" is in the middle of its last trip to the international space station. the final space mission began yesterday with a flawless launch from the kennedy space center. the astronauts woke up today just before 4:00 a.m. eastern when mission co
in afghanistan. 36-year-old army sergeant was killed tuesday in a fire fight. he joined the marines straight out of westmont high school in campbell. he later joined the army and served 16 years in the military. friends say he was due home in a few months. he leaves behind a wife and two sons. >>> despite a forecast that called for rain and thick clouds, four astronauts blasted into space on the last flight for a shuttle mission. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff. the final liftoff of atlantis. >> the crew is delivering a year's worth of supplies to the international space station and then will haul away as much trash as it can. the crowd watching the historic flight at cape canaveral was estimated at nearly a million people. >> i didn't realize that it would be so bright, so powerful, so overwelming. the sound and the sight itself very, very empowering. >> once atlantis returns in 12 days, thousands of workers in the shuttle program will be layed off. it will be at least three years before astronauts are launched again from u.s. soil. >>> the unemployment rate has gone from bad to ugly. it's n
area has lost another soldier in the line of duty. the sargeant died in afghanistan. his dad sent us these photos on a trip to disany land. he was married tw w.two young sons. he was 36 years old. >> a two-hour special here on abc 7 will shed light on jaycee dugard's kidnapping. the information will come from jaycee herself. the first interview with jaycee, a special will air sunday night, she was kidnapped age 11 by phillip and nancy garrido, held captive for 18 years, and she was repeatedly abused and gave birth to two daughters. >> you're in labor and there is nobody there. having a baby in a backyard. >> yup. i did. very painful. but... then, i saw her. she was beautiful. >> the special airs this sunday night at 9:00. >> and america's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% in june. hiring slowed and employers added only 18,000 jobs, the fewest in nine months. and there is something the white house wasn't expecting. >> analysts expecting 110,000 jobs. and there are 18 thu and it was a tough day at the white house. the president walked through a laundry list of reasons for poor job showing
in washington as well as at quantico and in iraq and afghanistan. that's our broadcast for now tonight. >> have a great weekend.
died in afghanista afghanistan. sergeant was killed by a rocket propelled grenade on tuesday. his father told us that he died defending his men. he was married with two young sons. amber was career soldier. he joined the military when just 20. sergeant amber was 36 years ol old. he leaves behind a wife and 2 young i sons. >> meanwhile pentagon announced today it will immediately start accepting applications from openly gay recruit and will stop enforcing the don't ask don't tell policy. today moratorium follow as ruling wednesday by the 9th circuit court of appeals in san francisco ordering the defense department to stop enforcing that law. court said that prohibiting openly gay troops is unconstitutional because it treats gay americans differently. >> and new state law says electronic cyberbullying will not be tolerated. cyberbullying prevention bill allows school officials to suspend students who post abusive message on social networking site. prior to this state anti-bullying law didn't expressly include those kinds of messages. bill author san jose assembly woman campo
soldier has been killed in afghanistan. a sergeant of san jose died tuesday when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he received numerous medals during his career. >> betty ford was remembered as woman that spoke her mind. many americans admired betty ford for her candor in the white house including support of abortion rights and equal rights amendment in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis along with addictions. she is also being remembered by thousands of recovering addicts that credit betty ford center with saving their lives. >>> space shuttle atlantis has begun preparations to dock with the international space station after blasting off yesterday for the final space shuttle mission. >> two, one, zero and liftoff. >> a million people watched in person as they lifted off in kennedy space center. it will bring a year's worth of supplies including food to the international space station tomorrow. current and former employees at ames research center celebrated the moment. >>> so within 24 hours we brought a sample of the tile here fr
trove of documents that have been released in the last year. the iraq war logs, the afghanistan war logs, and what has been called cablegate, as the u.s. state department documents that are continuing to be released. why does it matter so much? we will talk about that this afternoon, but let's just take one example that came out in the iraq war logs. february 2007. the war log show that to give you zero men were standing, iraqis under an apache helicopter. the men have their hands up. they clearly are attempting to surrender. the apache helicopter can see this. so they are not wrote. the soldiers called back to the base and asked what they should do. the lawyer in the bass says you cannot surrender to a helicopter, and they blow the man attempting to surrender away. that was february 2007. now, we will fast forward to july 12, 2007. video that has been released by wikileaks. this devastating video of an area of baghdad where a group of men were showing around two reuters journalists. one was an up-and-coming videographer, and one was this driver. he was 40 years old, father of four. they
of them was burned. >>> a south bay soldier who prayed before each mission has died in afghanistan. 36-year-old army sergeant nick can for amper iv was killed. he joined the marines out of westmont high school in campbell and joined the army. served 16 years in the military. friends say he was supposed to come home in a few months. he leaves behind a wife and two sons. >>> nearly a week after a tragic fishing accident off the coast of mexico, more survivors are returning home to the bay area. joe vazquez has more of their dramatic stories. >> reporter: the stories are filled with emotion, exhaustion, and serious accusations about how the captain and crew conducted themselves as the ship was sinking. >> it was pretty tough. >> reporter: survivor lee ikegami is back from mexico but after all he has been through, he had to endure one more patch of bad luck. he had to take a greyhound bus home from the border because he had to ditch the pickup belonging to fellow fisherman leslie yee who died. >> halfway home the truck broke down that we were driving. we had to drive the truck off. it was
at a critical moment with afghanistan broke from her official duties to do a lengthy briefing of murdoch's editors from around the world. no doubt we've seen these sorts of relationships in the u.s. >> does this beg the question, though, something like what happened to "news of the world" could happen here inside the u.s.? if these tactics are being used and administered in that corporation, how come they wouldn't be used in the united states if they are so successful else where? >> well, i think we have to understand that different parts of the world have different approaches to journalism, and there's simply no doubt that the united states has different practices. for instance, we have a constitutional amendment that protects the right to privacy. it's quite engrained in our life, so i'm not sure you'll see an exact parallel, but opening up the discussion about how murdoch operates and the way murdoch's operations have grown via relationships with government is a significant thing to do. remember, rupert murdoch has aggressively lobbied the federal communications commission for a lifti
found out that his son, james, who died in afghanistan in 2006 may have had not only his cell phone tapped into by the "news of the world" but also his e-mail. >> they hacked into a dead soldier. it's despicable. what else can you say? what on earth did they think they were going to find? >> reporter: in words of the prime minister, people trust the police to protect them. politicians to represent them. and press to inform them. and, he says, the british public has been failed by all three. >> we're now hearing that ru period of time murdock will fly into the u.k. tomorrow as this scandal threatens to spread. to spread to the united states where one of his most senior executives now runs dow jones in new york, but used to run the operation here, and possibly to spread to other newspapers. it is no exaggeration to say that this scandal threatens british tabloid journalism as we know it. >> okay. kier simmons, lots on the line here. thank you very much, from london. >>> independence day for the youngest nation in the world. tens of thousands of people turned out to celebrate south sud
or afghanistan and murdoch would not have tolerated it. >> when you think about -- i'm sorry about that. when you think about what one done and the depesble things that were done, do you think he made the right call of canceling it, it's done? >> it's a difficult call because as you said it's an old, historic paper, that has a great history, but has committed abuses in the past like all tabloids do, but also exposed a lot of fraud and misdeeds, most recently exposed corruption in the pakistani cricket team which was an important story. it's very sad and it's sad for the 200 people who work there, frightful for them. many of them will be given jobs in other news of murdoch's papers in london. he probably will create a new sunday paper called "the sun on sunday" to go along with his daily paper "the sun" which is another tabloid in britain. >> mr. shawcross, some were wondering, i was reading a lot of articles on this, if rupert murdoch was at all responsible, maybe in a trickled down effect, of kind of creating an atmosphere where people will be willing to do anything to get that story. who create
withdrawal of troops in afghanistan is not something you share with the taliban. they don't have watches but do have calendars. they know what the implications are. he's made monumental errors internationally and errors defensively. and up to a prem p premise. >> sean: you say in the beginning he focused on the wrong things. you said from the time he took office he focused on the wrong things. if you were elected in 2008, and had been elected and saying the worst economy since the great depression what would you have done? >> well, his first job had to be to get this economy going. and had to stop the decline and that is what the first job should have been. he delegated it over to nancy pelosi and harry read. they cracked a new spending program protecting union jobs for government owe workers but didn't create the kind of opportunities needed in the private sector. then, he went to obama care, cap and trade, and card checks, stacking national labor relations board. one thing after another. liberal agenda he'd been pining for for years, he put in place. and the impact could have been pred
a volkswagen. the 2011 tigua [ grunts ] >> rick: to afghanistan where defense secretary leon panetta is visiting for the first time since taking the top job at the pentagon. the trip shedding new light on intelligence collected in the raid that killed osama bin laden. the pentagon chief says based on it, the u.s. is now targeting up to 20 key leaders at al-qaeda. we're on the verge of taking out the terror network for good, he says. david piper on the phone from kabul with more. david? >> hi, rick. yes, the newly appointed defense secretary is here in the afghan capitol to see for himself the situation on the ground and he went straight to talk with hamid karzai. the discussions included the draw down of u.s. troops over the next year, 10,000 set to leave this year and more next year. panetta hopes to drive the taliban to peace talks during that period so there can be a reconciliation in this country. the defense secretary was also upbeat about prospects of defeating al-qaeda. the key, he says, is to capture or kill the remaining leaders. >> somewhere around 10 to 20 key leaders that
. during a stint in afghanistan, she was the first female marine to become a lead commander in a battle zone. >>> the june jobs report is out and it was all around terrible news for the economy. unemployment went up and employers added a meager number of jobs. brian mooar has the story. >> reporter: u.s. employment virtually stalled last month. a net growth of just 18,000 jobs. that nudged the unemployment rate to 9.2% and raises some serious recovery concerns. >> our economy as a whole just isn't producing nearly enough jobs for everybody who is looking. >> reporter: president obama blamed economic head winds, natural disasters, sky high gas prices, and government budget cuts that slashed 39,000 jobs. despite an early morning rain in louisville, kentucky, people began lining up before dawn to apply for one of 1800 jobs at a retooled ford plant. >> opportunities like this don't come around this often. so i had to be here early. >> reporter: while the economy added 6,000 manufacturing jobs in june that's a drop in a very big bucket. >> anyway you cut this data, it's lousy. >> reporter: t
of a soldier who was killed while serving in afghanistan. 36-year-old army sergeant nicanor amper iv died in a firefight. he joined the marines out of westmont high school, and later joined the army and served 16 years in the military. he was due home in a few months. he leaves behind a wife and two sons. >>> a pit bull wandered into an oakland restaurant last night and refused to leave. this happened at 9 p.m. at the fish king restaurant in east oakland. that's at 64th avenue and international boulevard. you see the officer trying to deal with him. someone tried to pepper spray the dog but he stayed anyway. animal control and police responded and after considering effort, you can see them dragging the dog out using three poles at the same time. no word on the owner. >>> no break for lawmakers in washington, d.c. right now. they are working on a compromise to raise the debt ceiling. president obama told both sides to bring the bottom line proposals to a meeting with him tomorrow night. taking a look right now, live look at capitol hill this morning, following a disappointing jobs report,
. in san francisco, abc7 news. >>> a bay area soldier has been killed in afghanistan. the sergeant of san jose died tuesday in nost when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. he received numb russ medals during his career. he was 36 years of age. >>> former first lady betty ford is being remembered as a woman who spoke her mind no matter how unpopular some of her comments were. she died yesterday after the death of her husband, gerald ford. many admire her for her candor in the white house, including her support for abortion white -- rights and equal rights amends in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis, along with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. she's also remembered by thousands of recovering addicts who credit the betty ford center for saving their lives. betty ford was 93. she will be buried beside gerald ford in michigan. >>> the shuttle atlantis will dock with the international spaces
been killed in afghanistan. the sergeant of san jose died tuesday in nost when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. he was 36 years of age. >>> former first lady betty ford spoke her mind no matter how unpopular some of her comments were. she died yesterday after the death of her husband, gerald ford. many admire her for her candor in the white house, including her support for abortion white in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis, along with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. she's also remembered by thousands of recovering addicts who credit the betty ford center for saving their lives. she was 93. she will be buried beside gerald ford in michigan. >>> the shuttle atlantis will dock with the international spacestation one last time after blasting off yesterday for the final space mission. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff! the final liftoff of atlantis! >> an estimated 1 million people watched as it lifted off from the kennedy space center. it will bring a ye
phillipson just found out his son james who died in afghanistan in 2006 may have had his cell phone tapped into by the news of the world and also his e-mail. >> they hacked into a dead soldier. it is despicable. what else can you say? what on earth do they think they were going to find? >> reporter: in word of the prime minister, people trust the police to wrote tect them, politicians to represent them and the press to inform them. and, he says, the british public has been failed by all three. alex, just to explain why some people are so upset by this is alleged, for example, a missing 13-year-old girl had her mobile phone hacked into, voice mails left by her parents listened to by a private detective and even some voice mails deleted to make space so more voice mails could be left. that's why this scandal is threatening to change the nature of the tabloid press in this country. >> well, that action is obscene. it looks like they will pay for that one. thank you, keir simmons. >>> from a runaway boat to a runaway horse, here are stories you missed from the week. a scene from "the mummy." o
panetta is touring afghanistan this morning. he says the u.s. is within reach of defeating al-qaeda. however, a sign that the war is not over, an afghan guard today killed two nato soldiers and wounded another. that shooting happened in the province about 62 miles north of kabul. the guard was standing outside his home when a nato cop soy passed by. he stopped them and started arguing, and then opened fire. they gunned down three service members before getting shot and killed. no word yet on the national a little of the troops. >>> the military is now going to begin accepting applications from individuals openly gay. the pentagon sent out a notice yesterday that it's ending "don't ask, don't tell." that memo comes after the federal appeals court in san francisco ruled the pentagon must stop enforcing that controversial policy. house republicans made a last- ditch effort yesterday to slow down the elimination of the ban on openly gay service members, blocking funds. but that measure is not expected to pass the senate. >>> in iowa, a conservative christian group is now calling o
good care of them. >> during a stint in afghanistan, she was the first female marine to become a lead commander in a battle zone. >>> the state department looking in to reports that syria might be trying to intimidate protesters here in the u.s. the obama administration got reporting that syrian diplomats photographed and videotaped protests here and may have retaliated against demonstrators relatives in ear i can't. the ambassador to the u.s. was called into meet with state department officials earlier this week. >>>s as of this morning, there is a new country on the map. residents of south sudan spent all night celebrating their independence. south sudan voted for independence under the terms of a 2005 peace treaty that ended two decades of civil war in the country. sudan's capital was the first to recognize the new country which is the 193 ready recognized by the united nations. >>> it is 9:38. still ahead, the end of an era in space travel. a look at what's next for nasa now that the shuttle program is coming to an end. >>> and he is one of the most accomplished american tennis pl
that his son, james, who died in afghanistan in 2006 may have had not only his cell phone tapped into by the news of the world, but also his e-mail. >> they hacked into a dead soldier. this is despicable. what else can you say? what on earth do they think they're going to find. >> in the words of the prime minister, people trust the police to protect them, politicians to represent them, and the press to inform them. and, he says, the british public has been failed by all three. and, amy, this storiens to spread, to spread to the united states where one of the most senior executives now runs dow jones in new york but used to run this operation and possibly to spread to other newspapers. it's no exaggeration to say it threatens british tabloid journalism as we know it. >>> thanks for the latest. time now with a check of your weekend weather with bill karins >>> a good saturday morning to you. i'm meteorologist chuck bell. welcome to your weekend. no need to worry about severe weather today. after the thunderstorms blew through here yesterday, weather has improved. a clear sky overh
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